Wrestling Athlete Suspended for Presence of Meldonium

(Ottawa, Ontario – August 29, 2016) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Tamerlan Tagziev, a wrestling athlete, received a sanction of four years for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on May 8, 2016, revealed the presence of meldonium.

In accordance with the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), if an athlete does not engage in the results process, the anti-doping rule violation and sanction are confirmed by way of a deemed waiver. Since Mr. Tagziev did not engage in the results process, the violation was confirmed and a sanction was imposed on August 10, 2016. The athlete, who resides in Toronto, Ontario, is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the CADP, including training with teammates, until August 9, 2020.

In compliance with rule 7.10 of the CADP, a copy of the CCES’ file outcome summary can be found at www.cces.ca/sanctionreg.  

The CCES is an independent, national, not-for profit organization with a responsibility to administer the CADP. Under the CADP rules, the CCES announces publicly every anti-doping rule violation. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. We are committed to working collaboratively to activate a values-based and principle-driven sport system; protecting the integrity of sport from the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; and advocating for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone.

 

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For further information, please contact:
Megan Cumming
Manager, Corporate Communications
+1 613-521-3340 x3233
mcumming@cces.ca